SHIFTING MINDSETS TO DIGITAL
"LEARNABILITY is the KEY SKILL."
DEfactoED combines a Core Team
of highly experienced business executives and consultants
with an Advisory Panel of Digital, Technology and Educational Advisors
to deliver a state of the art learning experience relating to Digital Disruption.
DEfactoED combines a Core Team of highly experienced business executives and consultants with an Advisory Panel of Digital, Technology and Educational Advisors to deliver a state of the art learning experience relating to Digital Disruption.
We are passionate about making a real contribution to organizations on their DIGITAL JOURNEYS.
We are a team of TRANSFORMATION LEADERS, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGISTS, EDUCATIONALISTS including a BEST SELLING AUTHOR and a SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR….
DAVID KNIGHTChairman and Director of Innovation
David is dedicated to working with our clients to help leaders and workforces grasp the opportunities that new digital offers.
In his former life, he spent 18 years as a PwC Consulting Partner where he worked on many large scale transformation programmes witnessing some remarkable experiences along the way.
TIM FIELDDirector of Clients and Markets
Tim focuses on how our products are actually deployed in customers, bridging the gap between digital learning and business value.
Tim was an EY Partner and held Senior Executive roles at Anglo American plc. At Anglo, he successfully led global transformation and is adept at ‘bringing people along’ in change processes.
LARA FIELDCreative Director
Lara brings creative spark, ensuring our products resonate visually with our learners.
Lara started her career as a professional ballet dancer before discovering a passion for computer based graphic design. Her design career spans 20 years working in small agencies, large corporates and leading the EY South Africa in-house design studio.
DR MARK SENESCHALLDirector of Content and Curation
Mark’s role is all about researching digital topics and converting them into maximum impact e-learning content. He has over 30 years business experience, most of which was at BP, where he held senior business and transformation roles.
Mark’s principal interest is on the practical steps required to effect multi-faceted change in ‘messy’ situations. He is the author of ‘The Anatomy of IT Projects: Why they‘re hard and why they fail’.
PROFESSOR ALAN BROWNProfessor in Digital Economy
Alan is Professor in Digital Economy at Exeter Business School and a feted digital thought leader. He blends strong academic and technology credentials with a rare ability to convey and excite audiences on digital.
He is the author of several books on digital, most recently ‘Delivering Digital Transformation’.
Our SOUTHERN AFRICA Team
Ian Russell is a well-known author, speaker and advisor. He is the the CEO and Founder of Disrupting Consultancy Pty, and his corporate career includes the role of CEO of BCX, Africa’s largest technology company, a leader in the the successful turnaround team at Telkom, SAB Miller, and Barclays plc. He also sits on a number of not-for-profit Boards and advisory groups, focused on leveraging technology and education for the benefit of the youth of South Africa.
Ian’s recent bestselling book, "The Other End of the Telescope", highlighted the insights gained from over 25 years of working in senior positions in organizations all around the world. The book shines a spotlight on the absurdities of getting things done in large organizations, and suggests a number of pragmatic solutions to improve the trajectory of both your business and your career.
Happy is Chairman of several significant organizations, amongst them the listed Purple Group Limited, and the Eminent Persons Group tasked with the monitoring of the transformation of sport in South Africa.
He was the Marketing Director of Vodacom, CEO of HerdBuoys McCann, the first black owned ad agency in SA, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Barclays Africa and CEO of Supersport International, and was recognized with the 2016 Financial Mail AdFocus Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution towards the success of the South African advertising industry.
In 2009 he published a book, "Black Jerusalem", which is an account of the challenges faced by ad agencies during the pitch process.
Our ADVISORY Panel
Keith is the Chairman of our Advisory Panel. He held senior Partner roles at PwC in the UK and Far East and a senior executive role with the Jardine Matheson. He brings extensive business transformation and risk management expertise to our team.
James is CEO of NotBinary, a digital technology services business and founding member of The Panoply. He is also working on the Parliamentary Enquiry into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics. He brings extensive digital transformation and leadership expertise to our team.
Neal is a serial entrepreneur in the technology services sector. Most recently, he founded and floated The Panoply with the goal of becoming a leading technology led corporate innovation consultancy. He brings strong digital and entrepreneurial expertise to our team.